Loretta Pesteanu, DVM, Associate Veterinarian

DVM, North Carolina State University


Dr. Loretta Pesteanu was born in Romania and raised in both Canada and the eastern United States. She received her Bachelor of Animal Science degree and graduated Summa Cum Laude from North Carolina State University, where she attended the NCSU-College of Veterinary Medicine and became the founding president of the Student Chapter of the Society for Veterinary Medical Ethics and later co-founded LIFE Animal Haven rescue society with several of her vet school classmates. Dr. Pesteanu received her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine diploma in 2003 and has been with the Bay Ridge Animal Hospital ever since. She is a published researcher in the Journal of Feline Medicine and Surgery and her professional interests include soft tissue surgery, oncology, cardiology and dermatology, and she is passionate about preventative medicine, client education and promoting the human-animal bond.

When not at work, Dr Pesteanu’s favorite things include the NYC nightlife, traveling, motorcycle and horse back riding, snorkeling and most of all sharing her life with her four beautiful cats and two sweet dogs.